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Forest Kindergarten

Our Forest Kindergarten provides young children with the opportunity to explore and engage with the outdoors and with others. Following a play-based, emergent learning approach, we strive to give our students a predictable rhythm that allows them to be comfortable and empowered with enough flexibility to pursue individual interests. 

Based on the German model of Waldkindergartens, the BMS Forest Kindergarten students spend the entire morning outdoors in all types of weather.

This program is for children ages 3 to 6 years old and is co-led by Early Learning teacher, Jenni Heartway, and Early Elementary teacher, Tammie Sarver. New for 2019-2020, we will be offering two days of Forest Kindergarten: Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to noon!

Our Daily Rhythm

9:00-9:20: Arrival and Settling In-Students arrive and engage in small group activities.

9:20-9:40: Morning Circle- Songs, instruments, plans for the day.

9:40-9:50: Bathroom and Packing Up

9:50-11:45: Hike, Snack and Activities on the Trail

11:45: Closing Circle and Goodbyes


2019-20 Program Information - Now Enrolling!


Session 1: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9 [FULL*]

Session 2: October 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20 [FULL*]

Session 3: March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1

Session 4: April 8, 22, 29 and May 6, 13 [FULL*]

*Note: If we have enough students sign up for the waiting list for the "Full" sessions, we will open another group. Email to get on the waiting list.



Session 1: September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, 11 [Only TWO spots left!]

Session 2: October 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 22 [Only THREE spots left!]

Session 3: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3

Session 4: April 10, 24 and May 1, 8, 15

Fees: $125 for one session, $230 for two sessions, $330 for three sessions, and $400 for all four sessions. If you register for more than 4 sessions, each session will be $100. To register, email or call the office.










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